Background

  • Holmes Sturgeon is a native of Natchez and has lived and worked in Southwest Mississippi his entire life.
  • He graduated Valedictorian of his class at the Wilkinson County  Christian Academy in 1981.
  • He was awarded a full track scholarship at the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with honors in 1985.
  • He attended the University of Mississippi Law School where he graduated in 1988.  He later attended graduate school at LSU and USM.
  • After law school, Holmes returned to Southwest Mississippi and established his own law practice in Woodville and Natchez.  After his father, Alonzo H. Sturgeon, retired as District Attorney, they formed Sturgeon & Sturgeon Law Firm, which still exists today.  
  • Additionally he accepted the position of County Prosecuting Attorney in 1989 and has held that post continuously since that time.
  • For 29 years Holmes Sturgeon has served the people of Southwest Mississippi.  Through the years Holmes has been known for helping thousands of people in this community with legal matters, many without pay. 
  • He is actively involved in many civic, charitable and historical organizations.  He has served as President of the Natchez Historical Society and the Woodville Preservation Commission and has served as Governor General of the Order of the First Families of Mississippi.  He has also served on the board of directors of The Mississippi Historical Society and the Woodville Civic Club.  He is an active member of the Baton Rouge Camelia  Society and currently volunteers as a track coach at the Wilkinson County Christian Academy.
  • He is a member of the Corinth Church of Christ in Wilkinson County.  
  • He is married to the former Jeretta Hunter and is the father of two sons, Walker Sturgeon, age 26 and Alonzo (Lonnie) Sturgeon, age 15.
  • He and his family currently reside in Woodville where he is also the caregiver to his 86 year old mother, Bettye Moore Sturgeon.